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She has problems with short term memory. Cannot use the computer anymore. Has problems remembering certain words when she is talking. Can this just be from the injury, and it will take time to truly heal?? Or is there something else going on she needs to be tested for. In my observation... taking her shopping... or the computer ... it seems like she takes in the information but it gets all jumbled up and she gets overwhelmed.
HISTORY: 56 yr old female w/short term memory loss, personality changes; tonic clonic idiopathic seizures; seizure free since 1989. A focus of increased FLAIR and T2 signal is appreciated in the left perifrontal/periventricular white matter measuring approximately 7.5 millimeters in it's maximum dimension. Smaller lesions are seen in the anterior aspect of the left corona radiata subcortical white matter of the left frontal lobe.
For the last week and a half I have been experiencing what I consider to be a great deal of short term memory loss. Such as beginning a conversation and completely forgetting what my point was. The thought is totally gone as if I never had it to begin with. I can't seem to be able to verbally complete a thought. This happened to me yesterday while teaching at least 8 times. It is very frustrating and scary and I am concerned about what is causing these problems.
I have major long term memory loss. I think short term is okay. Had first grand mal at 16, nothing since. Have been off and on meds over the yrs because of pregnancies and drs that didn't think I needed it. Had an MRI last week and was told I had scarring. I don't recall ever having any head injury. My epilepsy is in the left frontal lobe. Have been told I had Optic epilepsy. Could the scarring get worse. Can it be the cause of my long term memory loss.
I was put on plavix and lamictal but the seizures keep coming, however, each one is less than the other. With each seizure, I suffer short term memory loss. My memory eventually comes back but a little still remains lost. Also it seems that every time I've had one of these so-called seizures it comes early in the morning and after a night of stressful sleep and I feel a headache pain in my left temple. My MRI of all the blood vessels in my head show no signs of an anurism(spelling?
I have noticed a significant loss of short term memory sometimes with not recalling anything that was said or done....As a mother and a wife i know how frustrating that is for my family so for me I say memory loss is a usual thing with seizures ...anything I have read about them says it can be a side effect...hope that helps a bit..
The person just needs support from family members and has to learn to live with the memory loss. Memory loss is also a common symptom of frontal lobe injury. Damage to the frontal lobe of the brain causes frontal encephalomalacia. Encephalomalacia is not an illness. It is basically a softening of the brain matter as a result of an ischemia or infarction, degenerative changes, infection, craniocerebral trauma, or other injury. Thus any damage to this lobe can lead to long term memory loss.
Looks like my husband's MS has affected his front lobe - see alot of short term memory loss, loss of ability to run a business, etc. Any suggestions out there?
After that I've been having severe frontal lobe memory problems/language problems brain fog/loss can't remember what i did yesterday, almost no short term memory, long term memory anymore ye in short complete black out of mind daily altough i dont feel im gonna go unconscious. I still have that feeling in my throat and when i went to my astma specialist because i was so outta breath he said your astma isn't severe enough i had 95%+ oxygen. and i kept saying help me please im gonna die.
About 2 years ago she had a major seizure. She ended up on a vent and finally recovered but was left with short and long term memory loss. She had minor seizure activity since but nothing like the first one. She's been on seizure meds as well. She was getting by in an assisted living facility. About 2 months ago, she her HGB was low. They found a small cancerous tumor in her bowel. This was extracted with minor surgery. This week she had another very large seizure.
Wow you have been through the ringer!!! I am so sorry for your suffering. The frontal lobe is the personality & cognitive function area. I have several lesions there and they made the biggest impact on my life. I didn't think life would ever be ok again or that I would learn to cope.
Now three years later it seems after two years I'm not getting better, I'm getting worse. my short term memory is getting worse, I can't differ anything from my left hand and my arm is heavy , feels like I slept on it. I sleep less and less along with little eating. I recently drove across country and didn't know where I was going (I did when I left, California) but in the moment I lost hours of time and got lost 10-15 times with GPS. Is this normal.
hi mARY, tHIS MAY NOT COME CLOSe TO ADDRESSING YOUR PROBLEM BUT-- MY HUSBAND HAD A SUCCESSFUL BRAIN TUMOR SURGERY A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO AND AT THE TIME THEY TOLD HIM THAT HE " MIGHT " EXPERIENCE SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS. Until recently, no problem to speak of in that area, but------ he has also had High Blood Pressure all those years ; even in his teens but was unable to tolerate the meds so was not taking anything for that .
I was diagnosed about 9 years ago. I have an arachnoid cyst in my brain (left temporal lobe) and had a shunt inserted in 1998. I've also had 4 mini strokes. They were cause by hypercoagulable cerebrovascular disease with a circulating IGM (44) ( anticardiolopid antibody syndrome). These have all been stable for the last 10 years and I have not had any major problems. I also have an autoimmune disorder which causes inflamation in my body, especially in my legs.
1. Metroprolol can give you short-term memory loss AND make your extremities cold (you had mentioned your hands getting cold, so that probably explains that!!) 2. Alprazolam can give you memory impairment and, more rarely, transient amnesia I currently take a tranquilizer, a pain killer, a nerve pain medicine, as well as an SSRI.
This semester began on January 7, and I find that I have no short-term memory AT ALL. I'll be in the middle of a lecture and think of something I want to mention and then...it's gone. I can't find it. I used to be able to trace my way back to a thought, but now my brain simply won't do it. Today, I actually wrote down a word as a reminder, and then I couldn't even remember what the word was supposed to remind me of. I did that several times in class this morning.
51 yr. old female. In 2000 I got iritis and during treatment started getting flu-like symptoms, low back pain/stiffness & severe diarrhea. Blood work for Lupus, Sarcoidosis, etc.-all negative. Had colonoscopy, found lesions and diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, started on Sulfasalazine. Tested for HLAB27 positive spondylitis and sent to Rheumatologist. Rheumatologist said my symptoms and blood tests do not correlate to any rheumatologic disease.
feeling foggy, short term memory problems, a general sense of malaise and uneasiness and balance difficulties. I had an MRI which stated "Multiple T2 hyperintense lesions are identified within both cerebral hemispheres, the largest in the periventricular white matter of the right temporal lobe. No definite diffusion abnormality or abnormal contrast enhancement to suggest active lesions.
I have major long term memory loss. I think short term is okay. No drs believe the long term but I barely recognize my own kids (in late 20's) in photos as children. Past that I don't remember doing anything with them. Had first grand mal at 16, nothing since. Have been off and on meds over the yrs because of pregnancies and drs that didn't think I needed it. Had an MRI last week and was told I had scarring. I don't recall ever having any head injury. My epilepsy is in the left frontal lobe.
I took her to the Doctor because I have been concerened with her short term momory loss. Under stress the memory loss (to me), is rather extreme. I do not understand the statement: "Moderate Frontal Lobe Athropy that is symetrically Bilateral". My questions are: What does the above mean? What are the possible long term expectations? What does this portion of the brain control? Other questions: What questions should I have in hand for the Doctor?
OK, I now have a bit more info. Got my MRI results. It says I have a "2cm arachnoid cyst laying extraaxially extending into the choroidal fissure region and effacing the adjacent hippocampal region of the temporal lobe". It also says. " there is splaying of the adjacent brain tissue in the hippocampus and localized cortical thinning as well". I'm on a high priority waiting list for the neurologist. My symptoms have increased to very strong pain on/off.
However last week there was a huge surge of improvements in both short term and long term memory. I would say my memory is 80 to 90 percent recovered however the higher thought an cognitive functions are not really improving. I went to the doctor and neurologist and had a CT scan, MRI, and EEG test in which all came out normal. My question is, why was my memory able to recover so quick?
Hello, I have two serious problems: short-term and long term memory on the one hand; on the other hand: reading and concentrating. I'm 29 years-old. Actually I'm able to read for a few seconds understanding the meaning of the words, then, I keep reading thinking about either anything else, or thinking about nothing at all. I'm unable to read at loud and to think about the meaning of the text at the same time.
He's still hospitalized, and has 'significant damage' in the portion of his brain that stores short-term memory. Other than that hes' fine. Can you give me a prognosis on what his recovery time might be? And possible timeline for recovery steps? He's a part-owner of his own business and will need to have that managed while he's unable to work. Any guidance is appreciated. Thank you.
In all probability your son suffers from anterograde amnesia where a person has problems in converting a short term memory into a long term one. This is seen following stroke, cerebrovascular events, head trauma, brain surgery, severe malnutrition, in long-term alcoholism, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, and major traumas. Anterograde amnesia is usually seen when the medial temporal lobe and medial diencephalon areas of the brain are affected.
Certain types of epilepsies and seizures and sleep disturbances too cause short term memory loss along with tiredness or fatigue. Chronic infections too are known to precipitate memory loss. For this you can try yoga and meditation. Disorders of the hypothalamus, chronic fatigue syndrome and psychiatric disorders like depression too cause similar symptoms. To treat memory loss, you have to find the cause first.
Anticonvulsants are usually prescribed to treat seizures after surgery. Short term memory loss can occur after brain surgery which may get better with time. I would still advise you to get a clinical evaluation done by your neurologist. Keep us posted.
I vaguely remember that entire weekend and since that time, have had memory lapses - mostly short term. I had an EEG which was normal, and 3 MRIs. The first was a basic MRI, the second I was injected with a dye to show the flow of blood, left and then was called and asked to return later that day for a "special MRI". The 2nd MRI showed a tumor on my right lobe.
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